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Research at St Andrews

Manon Karin Schweinfurth


Manon Karin Schweinfurth
Postal address:
School of Psychology & Neuroscience
Westburn Lane
St Andrews
United Kingdom


Direct phone: +44 (0)1334 463460

Research overview

My research focusses on the evolutionary and psychological origins of cooperation. In particular, I am interested in why and how individuals decide to help others instead of being selfish. To investigate these questions, I study mainly chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus). Most of my studies are based on predictions derived from game theoretical models that I test mainly experimentally in both the lab and field. For more information, please visit my website:

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